Even the work of the greatest artist cannot show all the beauty of the Earth. Sometimes, natural landscapes are so vibrant and extraordinary that you could be forgiven for thinking that you’re on another planet.

We thought we’d share these 20 photographs with you. Each one proves just how naturally beautiful our world is – even without using photoshop.

Yunnan, China

Olympic National Park, USA

Hotaru Ika firefly squids, Japan

Sunset on Pensacola beach, USA

Blue Pond, Hokkaido, Japan

The Namib Desert, Africa

Daigo-ji temple, Japan

Volcanic lightning, Japan

Lake Natron, Tanzania

The 15 mile-long shadow of Fujiyama Mountain, Japan

Embraces of seal and white whale